Standing 6 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 380 pounds, over the past few seasons, Trent Brown of the New England Patriots has earned the honor of being the NFL’s biggest player. But thanks to a season that has prioritized weight loss, improved mobility and addressing issues that have contributed to the calf injury he suffered over the past few seasons, the manager is likely to have hit the mark. lose that distinction – and hopefully turn him into a near-impossible angle.
After battling a calf injury early last season, Brown has established the best save numbers of his career. He then entered the offseason by embarking on rebuilding his mechanics while also making the decision to become a pescatarian company. Due to those changes, Brown says he is entering this season in the best form of his career.
GQ sat down with Brown to discuss why he broke his contractual and personal weight goals, drinking too much water, Bill Belichick’s practices, and why going pescatarian isn’t as hard as you can get predictable for the NFL’s Heaviest Title Bearer.
GQ: How’s the season going?
Trent Brown: I hunt to go. I’ve broken all of my contractually binding weight goals and I’m trying to lose more. Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – I’m ready for the season. I’m ready to go all the way, be on the pitch for 17 games and hopefully 20.
What does your regular offseason look like?
What I’ve learned about myself is that I’m not a quitter. I have to maintain some kind of schedule or regimen until I wake up and do something every day. So for the first two to three weeks, it will probably be all about cardio and leg work, then I’ll start adding running mechanics so I can build myself up again from a muscle standpoint. copy. I did the first part of off-season training in Atlanta with Lily Abdelmak, my sprint coach. We have worked on a lot of running mechanisms. She also has Vince Vance there – he’s an O-line coach. During the second half of the season, I went to Dallas with Duke Manyweather of CV Masterminds. Me too with my PT, Adam Malek, and I do three-day workouts: leg work and o-line. I ended up with Adam and we did a lot of movement, stretching, and cardio three days a week.
How do you feel the focus you’ve made on addressing the calf problems you’ve suffered over the past few seasons will benefit you?
Calves already feel great, and the work I did was also repairing a lot of scar tissue—strengthening the calluses that had already been created and smoothing everything out. I’m as mobile as I’ve been since I was a kid, maybe. I feel really good and that’s definitely a testament to my diet and the one I’ve been following throughout the season.
How do you feel your body has responded to some of the things you did this holiday season?
I think losing 20 pounds would definitely go a long way in terms of mobility and getting my body moving. I’ve always been a boom guy, but I feel like I’m a lot quicker and lighter. My heart health is definitely better just not carrying the extra 20 pounds around. By the end of camp I’m hoping to be around 355. That’s great – that will give me some space between my weight goal and their weight goal for me, so I won’t have to be strict with myself during the Season. I can live a normal life and can afford to eat comfortably and enjoy myself – especially when family comes to visit.
https://www.gq.com/story/real-life-diet-trent-brown Patriots Lineman Trent Brown Is No Longer the Biggest Man in the NFL